Alaska News Nightly Friday Aug 19 2016

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowVoters in one village were allowed to cast ballots in both primariesAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe result of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for House District 40 remains in doubt. And now, there are also concerns over how voters in the Northwest Arctic village of Shungnak were able to cast ballots in both the Republican primary and in the primary for Democrats and others.Sitka brown bear mauling victim medevaced to Sitkoh BayRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaA helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevaced a woman from Sitkoh Bay Thursday afternoon, after she was mauled by a brown bear.\Department of Defense strives to provide better, smarter military healthcareZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Department of Defense is in the middle of a massive makeover in how it provides healthcare to soldiers and their families. The top official in charge of the new Defense Health Agency came to Alaska for her first visit. She spoke about how the military wants to provide care that’s not only better, but smarter.Is the Arctic ready for the Crystal Serenity?Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAs we speak, the luxury liner Crystal Serenity is leaving Unalaska, on the next leg of its trip from Seward to New York City through the Northwest Passage. It’s the largest cruise ship to navigate the route, which hugs the coasts of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. And it’s attracted international attention, with many wondering if it’s a sign of what’s to come as the Arctic sees increasingly ice-free summers.2 bank robbery suspects arrested at Anchorage airportAssociated PressTwo men suspected of robbing an Anchorage bank were arrested early Friday at the city’s main airport.Denali bus employs hybrid technologyDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksDenali National Park is testing 2 new hybrid buses. The vehicles are the final prototypes to be tested by the Park Service at Denali as part of a grant funded effort to reduce pollution.AK: Knowing the unknownHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamWhat’s less visible today than Orthodox crosses and golden cupolas are the Alaska Native belief systems that existed before European contact. KDLG’s Hannah Colton has this story about one Dena’ina man who came to embrace his traditional spirituality, and why he’s choosing now to speak up about it.49 Voices: Omega Smith of AnchorageAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Omega Smith, who manages the UAA planetarium in Anchorage.last_img

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